Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis Antibody Profile (View in report form.)
CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC:
The test includes testing for precipitating antibodies against an antigen panel which includes the following: - Thermoactinomyces vulgaris, Thermoactinomyces candidus, Micropolyspora faeni, Saccharomonospora viridis, Aureobasidium pullulans, Avian serum antigen, Aspergillus fumigatus, Aspergillus flavus, Aspergillus niger.
Excessive hemolysis, gross contamination of specimen, chylous serum, improper storage of specimen, inappropriate specimen container, insufficient specimen volume.
Adult: 5 mL blood (2 mL serum); pediatric: 2 mL blood (0.5 mL serum)
Specimen should be transported as soon as possible. When transportation is delayed, refrigerate.
LIMITATIONS OF TEST:
This test does NOT account for all predisposing causes of chronic lung disease; it detects only precipitating antibodies. A positive test does NOT establish the diagnosis of hypersensitivity pneumonitis since precipitins may develop in the absence of the disease. The absence of precipitins does NOT eliminate the diagnosis since precipitins may be reduced or absent when the disease is not in an acute or active phase.